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Foursquare Hackathon 2013


in NYC, SF & Worldwide!

OMG PRIZES


Our global grand prizes can be won by anyone around the world who participates in the hackathon. (Full prize/rules legalese here)

Foursquare Grand Prize

The person (or team) that builds the best hack will win the famed Foursquare TITLE BELT and a video date with dreamy Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley.

Dreamy dreamy Dennis

NASDAQ Grand Prize

  • NASDAQ will fly the builders (up to 3 people) of their favorite hack to NYC to ring the NASDAQ closing bell (you’ll be on TV!) and feature your hack on their Times Square billboard.

Last year's NASDAQ winners

Twilio Grand Prize

  • Twilio will give personalized action figures (up to 5) and $100 in Twilio credits to the builders of the best hack using the Foursquare and Twilio APIs.

Did you even know this was possible?!?

Mashery Grand Prize

  • For the team with the best hack using the Foursquare and Mashery APIs, Mashery will give tickets to SXSW Interactive (up to 3, not including airfare/accommodation) plus a day of glory in the Mashery Circus Mashimus lounge.

Circus Mashimus
App presentations at Circus Mashimus. Photo courtesy of inusebilder

Jury Prizes

An inflatable remote-controlled shark, swag packs (up to 4), and a foursquare ball for our favorite hacks.

It's a shark!

Site Prizes

In NYC and SF we'll have presentations from some of our favorite non-foursquare APIs and brands, many of which will be offering additional prizes.

NYC

  • Explore Prize: A sleeping bag and up to four $50 REI gift cards for the best hack that encourages people to explore their world (Sponsored by REI)
  • Game Prize: Sphero Balls for the team (Up to three, sponsored by Orbotix)
  • QS Prize: A pair of Brooks Pure Projects, $250 worth of technical running apparel, and a Fitbit for the best "quantified self" hack / data visualization (Sponsored by Brooks)
  • Jury Prizes: Same as the global version.
  • Venmo: $500 paid via Venmo for the best Venmo+Foursquare API hack
  • Mashery: An Belkin Wemo Switch for each team member (up to three) for the best Mashery+Foursqsuare API hack.
  • Pearson: A Food Tour of NYC, subscription to FT, and GA Workshop of your choosing (Workshop value limited to $50, limit three prizes for the team) for the best Pearson+Foursquare API hack.
  • Aviary: An iPad Mini and Aviary t-shirts for the best Aviary+Foursquare API hack.
  • SendGrid: Six months of free SendGrid Bronze + Snow Kiting lessons for up to four people for the best SendGrid+Foursquare API hack.
  • Twilio: $50 credit for best Twilio+Foursquare API hack

SF

  • Jury Prizes: Same as the global version.
  • Game Prize: Sphero Balls for the team (Up to three, sponsored by Orbotix)
  • Mashery: An Belkin Wemo Switch for each team member (up to three) for the best Mashery+Foursqsuare API hack.
  • Pearson: A Food Tour of SF, subscription to FT, and GA Workshop of your choosing (Workshop value limited to $50, limit three prizes for the team) for the best Pearson+Foursquare API hack.
  • Esri: An iPad Mini, one year of Geoloqi credits, and Esri t-shirts for the best Esri+Foursquare API hack.
  • SendGrid: 2 Sphero robotic balls + Six months of free SendGrid Bronze for the best SendGrid+Foursquare API hack.
  • Twilio: $50 credit for best Twilio+Foursquare API hack
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